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Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Get a sense of Nova Scotia's past with a visit to the region's emblematic Hector Heritage Quay, with inextricable ties to the very foundation of this province. Docked on a picturesque waterfront, the replica ship here represents the first to arrive as part of a wave of Scottish immigration to the region in 1773. Take a guided tour to find out what conditions were like on board, and learn more about these first settlers. With our online itinerary creator, Pictou attractions like Hector Heritage Quay can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We toured the museum and replica boat. A fantastic place full of information about the arrival of the Scots here. If you tour the boat after the museum then the knowledge gleened from the tour really ...  read more »
  • Well, the quay is ok. It is a quay, but this is "the birthplace of Nova Scotia", as far as I understood. I have never seen a city that makes so little from such a story. I told everyone to avoid picto...  read more »
  • The replica ship, harbor house and a large stone with the story of the first Scots that arrived in Nova Scotia aboard a boat like the one tied to the pier was very moving. We visited early in the morn...  read more »
  • While the interpretive centre was well done, the boat needs to be repaired badly. A lot of rotten planks on the hull.
  • Good tour. Really mind boggling hoardes of people fit on the little boat going across the ocean.
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